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  Family farm -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The family farm is a (Workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit) farm owned and operated by a ((biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera) family, and passed down from (Group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent) generation to generation.
The Big Agriculture approach, known to its critics as (Click link for more info and facts about corporate farming) corporate farming, is in many ways the opposite of family farm ideals, by promoting corporate control of land and seed, and the unlimited application of centralized (Click link for more info and facts about technologies) technologies.
Furthermore, given the extreme number of defunct family farms, it is not so much a matter of saving or preserving the family farm (whatever it was, it is effectively already gone), but of using the remaining knowledge, expertise and farms as the framework for the "new family farm".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/family_farm.htm   (1129 words)

 The Ohio Family Farm Coalition
Family agriculture is the backbone of a strong rural economy and the foundation of American society.
A family farm is defined as one in which the farm's ownership, assets, management and major decisions are controlled by at least one family member on the farm.
A corporate farm is defined as a legal structure which limits its liabilities only to corporate assets on matter such as debt, environmental liabilities, contracts, etc. suggested additional language is noted between the brackets to ensure consistence with the "goals".
www.geocities.com /RainForest/2777   (575 words)

 ipedia.com: Family farm Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The family farm is a daily working reality in most of the world, the basic unit of the mostly-agricultural economy in developing nations.
Purchasing local organic farm produce from local family farms is viewed by many as a form of moral purchasing, a choice to not rely on larger systems of corporate investment, land management, transport, and advertising.
Advocates of fair trade argue that family farms in all nations need to be protected, as the basis of rural society and social stability.
www.ipedia.com /family_farm.html   (457 words)

 Moore Farms Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Moore Farms is proud to be a fifth generation farm family in Smith County.
After a few years of thinking and working with other farms, we decided it was time to put our idea in motion.
As we strive to bring you the freshest farm produce and the most exciting farm entertainment, we hope you will feel a part of our family tradition and make your own family traditions.
www.moorefarms.com   (129 words)

 Freedom to Trade? Trading Away American Family Farms | Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
Thousands of farm families are being forced off the land each year, but the agricultural establishment sees their exodus as inevitable, saying that those who fail are simply inefficient and unable to keep up with the changing times.
Small family farms are defined by the USDA National Commission on Small Farmers as farmers with less than $250,000 gross receipts annually on which day-to-day labor and management is provided by the farmer and/or the farm family that owns the production or owns, or leases, the productive assets.
American family farmers, the supposed beneficiaries of the trade agreements, marched with the workers and environmentalists in Seattle and put the issue of the globalization of agriculture on the agenda of social and economic justice.
www.foodfirst.org /pubs/backgrdrs/2001/f01v7n4.html   (4735 words)

 The Family Farm Business Advisor
He grew up on a family farm near Starbuck, Manitoba has a Diploma in Agriculture and farmed for a number of years before obtaining his law degree.
She is a professor of family studies in the Faculty of Human Ecology at the University of Manitoba.
He relates well to the unique situation of Manitoba farm families as, until completing law school in 1989, he assisted both his grandparents and parents with the operation of their family farm.
www.ffba.ca /misc/contributingeditors.html   (2103 words)

 Education World ® - Curriculum: "Flat Students" Go Down on the Farm!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Her project, called Farms Around the World: A Science, Geography, and Writing Project, was much like its model, the Flat Stanley Project.
Family Farms Around the World, a collection of Web sites sponsored by farming families, had just the information Ross needed to make contacts and lay the foundation for her project.
His farm, The Mabesoone Family Apiary, was located in Brooksville, Florida, and specialized in beekeeping.
www.education-world.com /a_curr/curr100.shtml   (1486 words)

 Welcome to Sugarbrook Farm: Quality Performance Ponies
Each foal born at Sugarbrook Farm is imprinted from birth and handled daily to ensure that it is people oriented.
Our beautiful 60 acre farm is home to a limited number of quality, select breeding stock, and produces only the finest quality ponies with hunter/jumper performance in mind.
In addition we provide special services for outside mares which allows the option of the mare coming to our farm to be bred, and to stay through her pregnancy and foaling.
www.sugarbrook.com   (121 words)

 Farm to Family.net - Tips for Farmers, Direct Marketers and Consumers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Farm fresh food is raised to be enjoyed and experienced in a healthy way.
Family farmers take extra care to raise their food in ways that consumers find more appealing — organic, grassfed, drug free etc. — but there are costs of time and labor involved in these methods and the farmers must make a living too.
Remember that purchasing locally grown food raised with care by a farm family you know and trust is one of the best things you can do to provide a safe, healthful diet for your family and support rural America at the same time.
www.bowviewfarm.com /FarmToFamily/tips_consumers.html   (509 words)

 Family Farm Defenders : Home Page
Their destination - the Southern Federation of Cooperative's relief warehouse in Epes, AL followed by subsequent stops at the Organic Valley "Kickapoo Kitchen" in Waveland, MS and the Veterans for Peace encampment in Covington, LA. Donations, both in cash and in kind, are still being accepted to support this ongoing grassroots effort.
Sunday June 19 @ 3pm: John Kinsman of Family Farm Defenders joins Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange, and Mark Kastel, founder of the Cornucopia Institute for a look at "how the world's farmers are turning to fair trade to help put a human face on the food industry" with Jean Feraca.
Family farmers have been reduced to “price takers” at the mercy of food cartels.
www.familyfarmdefenders.org   (1309 words)

 Pennsylvania Farm Vacation Bed and Breakfast:Weatherbury Farm Vacation;a family farm stay vacation destination in the ...
The notion that living on a farm could be a vacation is not new, but it's a concept whose time has arrived.
Weatherbury Farm is a quiet place, removed from the cares of the world (but just 45 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania) -- the unique farm stay you have always hoped to find.
Staffed by our family of three, Weatherbury Farm is a working beef farm and not a Disneyworld environment (with a staff of thousands).
www.weatherburyfarm.com   (359 words)

 The Cannons - Dairy Farm
The farm is situated near the top of the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Patrick Lennon - In February the group went to see the farm of Group Member Patrick Lennon who is operating a NZ Style spring calving system.
Farm History- This page give a brief description of the history of the farm and the cannons which give it its name.
www.loughries.demon.co.uk   (1240 words)

 FARM SCENE: Summer whirlwind promises to become fall flurry at Illinois family farm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
EDITOR'S NOTE -- The family farm is a shrinking tradition in much of the United States.
The Associated Press is following one Illinois family through the 2004 growing season with occasional stories about life on their farm.
Crop insurance and federal farm programs help mitigate that, but after last year's dramatic loss of soybean production during a hot, dry August many farmers couldn't provide as much as they had promised.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/08/26/national0237EDT0431.DTL   (796 words)

 Family Farm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nicewicz Family Farm - Nicewicz Family Farm is a third-generation farm in eastern Massachusetts.
Metro: New family farm exhibit opens at Oregon Zoo - Metro protects open space and parks, plans for land use and transportation, and manages garbage disposal and recycling for 1.3 million residents in three counties and 25 cities in the Portland, Oregon, region.
Family farm: - GEORGE NEGUS Next were in the vegetable-growing district of Cranbourne in the outskirts of Melbourne Because of where it is its being overrun by the suburbs which creates a whole new set of pro
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 Heritage Farm Homepage
Originally called the Swiss Rifle Club Farm, the roots of Heritage Farm go back to 1976 when an early twenty something couple met, fell in love and began to dream the dream of their lifetime.
Late in 2000 the farm adjoining theirs came up for sale and the family was able to sell the old rifle club and purchase the new property.
A tool in developing virtuous character and lives pleasing to the Lord, the farm is to be a Christian witness to others both by our example of a family working together and by providing a constant supply of "clean," fresh, high quality, nutritious and healthier foods.
users.penn.com /%7Egkb   (611 words)

 Farms Around the World
Cornwallis Farm - 500 acres, 45 Holsteins, 20,000 hens, 55,000 broilers.
Willow Creek Farm - 2500 A. grain farm: durum, mustard, wheat.
Noppkärr Farm - 400 acres of wheat, barley, oats, rapeseed.
www.disknet.com /indiana_biolab/farms.htm   (2882 words)

 Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food
Photographing so many of the lovely little farms around the San Francisco and Monterey Bays kindled my love for farms and the people who commit their lives to them.
This journal is intended to share my love and appreciation for the hard work farmers and their families do to create such beautiful places and beautiful food.
Family farmers sell their products directly to the public through various channels.
www.localharvest.org   (378 words)

 The Nierman Family Farm History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In January of 1974 the farm together with the entire herd was sold by Henry Nierman to son, Roger, who is the present owner.
All rations are weighed and mixed so that the Nierman Family knows exactly what is fed. A dairy consultant has been hired to formulate rations for the milking herd and replacement animals.
The family also hopes to take advantage of the high solids in the Swiss milk and seek a market in demand for this type of milk.
www.ansc.purdue.edu /dairy/isda/news/nierman.htm   (1609 words)

 National Family Farm Coalition
We provide a voice for grassroots groups on farm, food, trade and rural economic issues to ensure fair prices for family farmers, safe and healthy food, and vibrant, environmentally sound rural communities here and around the world.
The NFFC (founded in 1986) represents family farm and rural groups in 30 states whose members' face the challenge of the deepening economic recession in rural communities caused primarily by low farm prices and the increasing corporate control of agriculture.
Iowa Farmer and President of the National Family Farm Coalition
www.nffc.net   (404 words)

 Bocketts Farm
Bocketts farm is a working family farm with old and modern breeds of animals and lots of other attractions
As a mixed farm we have many types of farm animals and we grow a variety of crops, including spring barley, pumpkins and sweetcorn.
Lambing, shearing, haymaking and the harvest punctuate our farming year and the births of lambs, goat kids, calves, piglets, foals, chicks, ducklings and goslings throughout the year ensure that there are always baby animals of one kind or another to see.
www.bockettsfarm.co.uk   (129 words)

 Autumn on a Farm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When I was a kid we lived on a dairy farm and this was always a busy time of year as we cut harvested our crops and prepared the farm for winter.
Most farm animals love corn, but it has to picked at just the right time so the farmers can have a supply all winter long.
The days start early, sometimes at 5 am, and their isn't always a lot of money earned for the farm family that works their farm all by themselves, but it's a good life and very rewarding.
www.seedsofknowledge.com /farm1.html   (507 words)

 American RadioWorks presents: Who Bought the Farm?
More than steelworkers, miners, or high-tech innovators, family farmers represent America's ideals of Jeffersonian democracy, close-knit community and attachment to the land.
It is little wonder, then, that the "save the family farm" movement has such an emotional appeal for Americans.
But the number of farms and farm jobs continues to decline—despite heavy government subsidies.
americanradioworks.publicradio.org /features/farm/farm.html   (157 words)

 Farm & Garden | From seed to supper, food and family.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lucy and Eugene took down the hoop houses at their rented farm and have moved to their new home.
You can catch up with Lucy and her farm activities at Boulder Belt Farm.
Another dream is to raise a team of Suffolk Punch draft horses, also a rare breed, and train them to do essential work on the farm.
www.farm-garden.com   (904 words)

 Save Our Farm
The Sahas first learned of Coatesville’s plans for their land in April 1999, when city council approved condemnation of seven properties, some of which were located in Valley and West Caln, to make way for a municipal golf course.
This web page is maintained by the Saha family, who fought to save their 48 acre farm with restored historic home of 30 years.
Still the city continued their assault on the Saha’s family and insisted that their property was needed for a “bigger plan”.
www.saveourfarm.com   (1239 words)

 The Ladybug Letter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This fellow has a family to feed but no paperwork to document his right to be in the U.S. His children have grown up in San Jose.
Allium is the scientific name for the garlic/onion family and is derived from the classical Latin alium meaning garlic.
Gildardo España, our farm foreman, comes from the little town of Buena Vista in the mountains of Oaxaca where his family cultivates a tiny coffee plantation.
www.ladybugletter.com   (3909 words)

 Home | Lundberg Family Farms Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Visit the Farming page and get to know more about our farming practices or see our Company page to learn more about Lundberg Family Farms.
Lundberg Family Farms is a leader in producing and marketing high quality organic and eco-farmed rice products in a sustainable and beneficial manner.
Lundberg Family Farms will be a leader in the natural-organic and grocery-specialty markets for the rice products categories in which we participate.
www.lundberg.com   (294 words)

 Bloomsbury Family Farm
At Bloomsbury Farm we work hard to give your family an opportunity to laugh and learn while engaging in a variety of fun activities.
Are you looking for an educational way to show kids the workings of a farm, or just get fresh air for a day.
Plan an outing at Bloomsbury Farm and watch the fun begin, We have activities and entertainment for all ages.
www.bloomsburyfarm.com   (366 words)

 Cates Family Farm Home Page
Products with this seal have been ‘raised sustainably and are locally grown, antibiotic and hormone free, and land and water friendly’; we were the first farm in Wisconsin to earn the use of this label.
And it is with humility that we let you know that our farm and family were honored with the 1998 Wisconsin Conservation Achievement Award and the 1999 Iowa County Water Quality Leadership Award.
Keep in mind that our beef is raised and finished on pasture, so selection and availability may be best in the autumn and early winter, at the end of the pasture season.
www.catesfamilyfarm.com   (706 words)

 Farm Management & Sales - Soy Capital Ag Services
Professional Farm Management has only been around since the turn of the last century, but in that time, professional farm management has played a vital role in American Agriculture.
The first farm management employees were loan officers who themselves grew up on a farm.
They brought their business management skills to farm management at a time when many farmers had too many responsibilities on the family farm to further their education beyond high school.
www.soycapitalag.com   (511 words)

 American Homestead Foods Family Farm Certification Project
It has become clear to them that family farmers are good stewards of the land and that to preserve our agricultural resources family farms must also be preserved.
The American Homestead Foods Family Farm Project provides family farmers with a way to identify their farms or farmers market booths with the easily recognized certifying orange star and to be located by today’s discriminating shoppers
* An American Homestead Family Farm is a farm whose principle operator is a resident of the farm and from which a portion of the farm income is derived from sales directly to consumers.
www.homesteadfoods.com   (345 words)

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